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Millions of water bottles meant for victims still sitting on a runway in Ceiba, Puerto Rico

Millions of water bottles meant for victims still sitting on a runway in Ceiba, Puerto Rico

The federal government’s response to Hurricane Maria is under fresh scrutiny over photos showing what appear to be millions of water bottles meant for victims still sitting on a runway in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, more than one year after the storm.

The Puerto Rican government has placed much of the blame for mismanagement of resources on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). A senior FEMA official told CBS News’ David Begnaud that “if [FEMA] put that water on that runway there will be hell to pay … If we did that, we’re going to fess up to it.”

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